Visitors to Florence’s Accademia Gallery invariably come for one reason – to see Michelangelo’s magnificent statue of David. David has been on display here since 1873 along with the artist’s Slaves and St. Matthew.
On a trip to the Accademia – originally founded in the 1780s – you’ll also be able to take in an important collection of Renaissance paintings by the likes of Botticelli and Ghirlandaio, the remarkable original plaster cast of Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, and the charming Museum of Musical Instruments.
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Otherwise good, do have to collect ticket from building opposite, again no queue today but not sure what it might be like in popular times
Excellent visit, almost had the statue of David to myself...
Academia has certainly upped its game. Congratulations to the management and all the staff.